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Flapjacks Recipe

Sugar Free Flapjacks

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x


Learn how to make these healthy sugar free flapjacks in a few steps. This sugar free recipe will make you wish you tried cooking sugar free years ago.



  • 200g (7oz) butter
  • 20g (⅔oz) powdered artificial sugar
  • 90ml (6 tbsp) honey
  • 200g (7oz) rolled oats
  • 50g (2oz) dessicated coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/390°F/gas 6.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sweetener and honey. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the oats and coconut.
  4. Slowly drizzle the butter mixture into the oats while stirring.
  5. Mix everything well until all the oats are covered with butter.
  6. Pour the oat mixture in a 20x20cm (8x8in) baking tin and flatten evenly with the back of a wooden spoon.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.


  • If you are diabetic or want to avoid all types of sugar, including honey and dates, it is possible to still make flapjacks. In this recipe you can just omit the honey. That said, the flapjacks will be very crumbly but nonetheless enjoyable. The honey allows the mixture to become sticky which keeps it together better.
  • This is a base recipe. Feel free to spruce up your flapjacks with welcome additions such as adding a variety of seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, etc.) and dried fruit (dates, apricots, raisins, etc.). If you think think the mixture looks a bit too dry, add a drizzle of honey to firm up.
  • These flapjacks are crumblier than your average flapjack. This is because not copious amounts of honey or syrup were used to bind all the ingredients together to make flapjacks sticky and super sweet.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: English


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 6.9 g
  • Sodium: 75 mg
  • Fat: 12.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 27 mg